Tony Monaco Organ Trio
November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$25 – $45
Hamilton Music Collective Presents:
Tony Monaco Organ Trio
Thursday November 9, 2023
Tony Monaco – B3 Organ
Reg Schwager – Guitar
Vito Rezza – Drums
Series Tickets on sale Thursday September 7, 9:00am
Individual Tickets on sale Thursday September 14, 9:00am
Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)
Please choose your seats at check out!
Doors at 7:00PM, show at 8:00PM (two sets).
Thanks to our charcuterie sponsor Sam’s Cheese & Meats! Find them in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market.
About Tony Monaco
Tony Monaco may be the best organ player you have yet to hear of, flying stealth while playing arguably some of the hottest B-3 around. Mentored by the legendary Jimmy Smith in what is considered the more classic style, Monaco does not swing, smolder or smoke. “Tony Monaco burns is this most fitting!” CriticalJazz Review2012. Tony Monaco began his keyboard life at age eight. When he was twelve, his destiny as a jazz organist was sealed when he first heard Jimmy Smith. An enthusiastic student, Tony began working in Jazz clubs as a teenager in his native Columbus, Ohio, guided by local organ gurus Hank Marr and Don Patterson. Four years later, Jimmy Smith invited Tony to come play at his club in California, a peak lifetime experience for Tony.
In April 2000, Tony met fellow jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, who offered to produce a debut CD for him. This collaboration resulted in the critically acclaimed “Burnin Grooves”. The international success of the recording served as the catalyst for regional and national tours. Tony has since released 8 International releases and toured around the globe many times. Tony also toured and recorded with Pat Martino for over two years! As an ardent student of the organ, it’s no surprise that Tony is an accomplished teacher as well. In addition to private students, classes and clinics, Tony has produced a series of instructional DVDs titled “Playing Jazz Hammond” that have become indispensable for many serious students of the organ. Tony continues to expand his catalogue using most updated technologies. He developed a system of giving lessons one on one online and gives lessons to students around the globe! His passion for teaching allowed him to secure his “Artist in Residence” status at Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he teaches students both online as well as in regular workshops, groups and one-on-ones at the College. Presently, Tony maintains a very busy schedule that includes festival appearances, clinics, and workshops.
Showcasing top Canadian and international musicians in jazz, blues, and improvised music. We are excited to welcome you back to our jazz lounge following a $2.5 million transformation. The new theatre has the same great stage, with a new sound system and expanded seating capacity for you to enjoy world-class music in downtown Hamilton!
All proceeds from ticket sales support the An Instrument For Every Child (AIFEC) program.
For more information about the Hamilton Music Collective and An Instrument For Every Child visit: hamiltonmusiccollective.ca
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